Sussex in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Woman in Town of Lisbon
Affectionately called “Aunt Melinda”, she wrote a book about the early pioneer days in 1876, titled “Memories of Early Days.” She died Oct. 24, 1886 & is buried in this cemetery.
Erected 1986 by Lisbon-Sussex Sesquicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is March 4, 1858.
Location. 43° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sussex WI 53089, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zion Evangelical Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mammoth Spring Hotel - Saloon (approx. ¾ mile away); Sixteen School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of Lisbon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hon. Thomas Weaver Home (approx. 1½ miles away); Halquist Quarry (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pioneer St. James Catholic Church (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sussex.
More about this marker. Marker is located in an enclosed cemetery on the northeast corner.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.